God of Vengeance : The Rise of Sigurd

  • by Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by Philip Stevens
  • Series: The Rise of Sigurd
  • 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Norway, AD 785. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king....
King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust, and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side.
With them - and with the help of the All-Father, Odin - he determines to make a king pay in blood for his treachery.
Using cunning and warcraft, Sigurd gathers together a fellowship of warriors - including his father's right-hand man, Olaf; Bram (whom men call Bear); Black Floki, who wields death with a blade; and the shield maiden Valgerd, who fears no man - and convinces them to follow him.
For whether Ă“din is with him or not, Sigurd will have vengeance. And neither men nor gods had best stand in his way....
God of Vengeance is a must-listen for all who enjoy thrilling, action-packed fiction - from Bernard Cornwell to George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.


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Would you listen to God of Vengeance again? Why?

Giles Kristian is a fabulous story teller and Philip Stevens totally brings this to life! If you haven't had your fix of stories where words like Blood-Rage, Blood-Fray, Iron-song, and Thor's Hairy Ass make regular and frequent appearances, then this is a book for you. Blood, intrigue, action, and violence come fully loaded in this one!

What other book might you compare God of Vengeance to and why?

God of Vengence is the prequel series to the unbelievably awesome Raven Series (Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder, Odin's Wolves). Here we meet Sigurd and learn of his story. Unlike many other Viking books that seem to be based on the Viking series on TV, this was very unique. Not only do we learn about Sigurd, but also about his very unusual crew, that he recruited here and there. Floki, Bram, Olaf...they all have very cool stories.

Which scene was your favorite?

Floki whipping big ass while chained to the Weeping Stone.

If you could take any character from God of Vengeance out to dinner, who would it be and why?


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- Elsa K.

Absolutely Amazing!

This was an incredible book that I just could not put down. Great writing and I cannot wait for the next one!
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- Amy Wakefield

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2016
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks